Scary fun planned this month

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Halloween favorites such as the Trick or Treat Trail will take place this month along with a new event for families on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The first-ever “Zombie Fun Run” will be held by the city, and will include a 1.5-mile course maneuvering through obstacles and zombies to the finish line. Drinks, snacks and prizes are included in the $25 registration fee, and the event begins at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Sports Complex, 3901 Veterans Dr. On-site registration will be $30.

The popular Trick or Treat Trail takes place on Monday, Oct. 31, at the same location, 3901 Veterans Dr.
For the 14th year, this trick or treating alternative will include a costume contest, food, music, inflatables and a “trail” of businesses and organizations that set up trick or treating booths. Attendance and booth space at this event are free, but exhibitor packets must be turned in by Oct. 24.

For more information on Pearland events, visit the city’s website at www.pearlandtx.gov.

Other Halloween-themed events:
– Saturday, Oct. 22: Epiphany Lutheran Church hosts a free Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat from 2 to 5 p.m. with inflatables, a petting zoo, crafts and more. Visit www.shiningthelight.org.
– Pearland Town Center hosts trick or treating from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. This event includes inflatables, family games and entertainment.
– Friendswood hosts its 6th annual “Historween” event at the Old Junior High, 402 Laurel in Friendswood across from the historic Perry Home. Scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, this event includes a historical reenactment at the Perry Home and Friendswood Cemetery, hayride and haunted house. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the door.

Story by Nicole Jones